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Old 01-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Do contracts go this fast?

I've inquired on about seven different contracts listed by three of the big brokers. They were all under contract. Do contracts normally sell this fast, or is there a bit of bait and switch going on? They were loaded contracts, so I'm sure that makes a difference.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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I've inquired on about seven different contracts listed by three of the big brokers. They were all under contract. Do contracts normally sell this fast, or is there a bit of bait and switch going on? They were loaded contracts, so I'm sure that makes a difference.
A contract with two year's worth of points that is priced appropriately can sell in a matter of hours, if not minutes. I highly, highly doubt that there is any impropriety going on. I have worked with both Fidelity and TTS and they are reputable businesses. I understand that it's human nature to wonder if something is going on behind the scenes, but I think we owe these brokers the benefit of the doubt based on their track record and reputation.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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I bought a contract that was sold within minutes of the email going out (to me). Someone was calling about it while I was on the phone.

2 years later I resold that contract. Got 2 offers w/in a 24 hour period for it so technically it was under contract before the email even went out.

So yes, depends on the contract.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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I've inquired on about seven different contracts listed by three of the big brokers. They were all under contract. Do contracts normally sell this fast, or is there a bit of bait and switch going on? They were loaded contracts, so I'm sure that makes a difference.
What size of contracts were they? I suggest stalking the websites daily- I've noticed Fidelity is updating in the afternoons. If you don't have time to get your offer in during the afternoon send an e-mail that night letting them know your offer- you can lose a contract in the time you take asking about it so if you know what you want to offer you should do so right away Good Luck to you
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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They were all between 150-200 points. Kinda feels like no one wants my money. I've sent emails to a few brokers letting them know what we're looking for. Hopefully something can come through. I wasn't suggesting impropriety really, just that they left sold contracts up for sale a little longer than necessary in order to entice you into looking into it.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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And none of the brokers offered up different contracts like a traditional bait and switch or anything. Except one said that OKW goes for around the same price point as SSR. Nothing below board, just annoying that you see something you like and it's gone before you can shoot off an email.
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They were all between 150-200 points. Kinda feels like no one wants my money. I've sent emails to a few brokers letting them know what we're looking for. Hopefully something can come through. I was suggesting impropriety really, just that they left sold contracts up for sale a little longer than necessary in order to entice you into looking into it.
I assure you this is not the case with Fidelity- they try to update site twice a week! Not really sure about the other sites! Contracts really do sell that fast at Fidelity- they are known for being very buyer friendly
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #8
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They were all between 150-200 points. Kinda feels like no one wants my money. I've sent emails to a few brokers letting them know what we're looking for. Hopefully something can come through. I was suggesting impropriety really, just that they left sold contracts up for sale a little longer than necessary in order to entice you into looking into it.
It is way too early for you to feel like they do not want your money. It can take time and tenacity to get 'your' contract.

Have you contacted the three busiest brokers and let them know for what you are looking? They can and will give you a heads up before a possible match hits their website.

The last two years we have added small contracts to our VGC points. Small resort, small contracts! Yikes! But we got what we needed, checking daily, offering frequently, and not taking it personally!

Good luck!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #9
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I will have to concur.. I've only worked with TSS.. and so far I was able to get a small 50 pt contract right after i got an email.. It had my AUG UY so I jumped on it. I was also put on a waitlist for small contract and it took 2 months for me to get it.

I do believe they are very professional and no sketchy deals are going on. Its just that people are out to buy fast and they do stalk the website.. i called daily and kept sending emails. Be patient.. you will find your perfect contract!

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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They were all between 150-200 points. Kinda feels like no one wants my money. I've sent emails to a few brokers letting them know what we're looking for. Hopefully something can come through. I wasn't suggesting impropriety really, just that they left sold contracts up for sale a little longer than necessary in order to entice you into looking into it.
FYI, we just had an offer accepted through ********** last week and it took about 24 hours from when we received the email from them that the seller accepted our offer to when the listing on the website changed to "Sale Pending" So, you may be bidding on contracts that have already been verbally sold. Not sure why it took so long for our listing to say "Sale Pending" We did all the paperwork within a few hours of acceptance, but I guess it is either because of the logistics of having someone edit the webpage take time and/or the fear that the 1st 24 hrs probably see a lot of buyers and or sellers trying to back out of a deal that the have 2nd thoughts about.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #11
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Have you contacted the three busiest brokers and let them know for what you are looking? They can and will give you a heads up before a possible match hits their website.
Good luck!
Rachel at Fidelity told me that they cannot give any information on any contracts until they are posted on their website.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #12
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I have been making offers left and right, looking for 100-120 pt at SSR. I stalked the big 4 resale boards daily (usually multiple times) and called as soon as I saw something I liked to make my offer. Some were gone that fast.

I did feel that the Timeshare Store the small contracts went much faster and for much closer to asking. I got turned down left and right there. I did have much better luck with Fidelity and negotiating. I got a lot more counter offers there although none got me quite where I wanted to be. Definitely get used to rejection. We actually have a verbal agreement in now, I am waiting for the paperwork from Shawn Ray. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly.

Just remember they are a dime a dozen and don't get too discouraged!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #13
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When I was looking a couple months ago I checked all three major websites every hour during the day. As soon as my contract was posted I called Fidelity and offered full price for it. It was only posted one hour or less when I called.

If you aren't looking at the websites obsessively you will never get the best contracts.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #14
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I'm on the computer all day everyday and already bookmarked all four brokers listings. I'll try to snipe one when it comes up. Sounds like I'll go for a bigger contract so there's more chance of negotiating. Don't want to pay a huge premium for a smaller contract.

You guys are great, thanks for all the help
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